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Stories for June 19th 2024

  • Wednesday, June 19th 2024 - 20:14 UTC

    Argentina: Milei reckons June's inflation to rebound

    Failing to reach a zero fiscal deficit is also the consequence of politicians delaying the approval of the so-called Bases Law, Milei argued

    Argentine President Javier Milei admitted that his country's process of curbing inflation would be making “a pause” from the 4.2% the National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec) announced for May this year. In addition to a rebound in the decline, there will be no zero deficit, the Libertarian leader also admitted.

  • Wednesday, June 19th 2024 - 19:26 UTC

    Hike in electricity bills burdening Chile's inflation policy

    Chile needed not to repeat Argentina's disproportionate fare increases, Ramos explained

    A recent increase in electricity bills has Chile's Central Bank needing to postpone getting the South American country's inflation under control, according to the Monetary Policy Report (IPoM) for June 2024 released Wednesday.

  • Wednesday, June 19th 2024 - 10:59 UTC

    Falklands tells Decolonization Committee C24, “Our voice is all that matters”

    United Nations, is where our threatening neighbor hopes to gather support to rewrite history to suit their colonialist ambitions.

    By MLA Teslyn Barkman

    The Falklands people are not the UK officials that have administered the Islands. However, Argentina don’t accept this, and requested again to be our colonial masters at the UN C24-decolonisation committee. MLA Short and I attended the UN meeting of the “question of the Falklands” on Tuesday 18th June to point to the obvious - Our voice is all that matters.

  • Wednesday, June 19th 2024 - 10:57 UTC

    “Requesting UK and Argentina talk bilaterally about Falklands future is entirely colonial,” MLA Teslyn Barkman

    My family had been Falkland Islanders for over 100 years before Argentina first made their claim to the UN.

    A group of elected assembly members from the Falkland Islands presented an address to the United Nations Special Committee on the situation regarding the implementation of the declaration on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples.

  • Wednesday, June 19th 2024 - 10:48 UTC

    Argentina: Former Governor and Senator given 16 years for rape

    Alperovich and his wife used to be close to Néstor and Cristina Kirchner

    The three-time former governor of the Argentine province of Tucumán José Alperovich was sentenced to 16 years in prison Tuesday for sexually abusing his niece, who worked as his secretary during his term as a national senator. It took Judge Juan Ramos Padilla 15 hearings and testimony from almost 70 witnesses and experts to hand down his verdict and decision which also included the defendant's disenfranchisement.

  • Wednesday, June 19th 2024 - 09:49 UTC

    Rio Grande do Sul's death toll updated to 177

    Fraport not leaving Salgado Filho airport despite local CEO's remarks

    According to an updated report on the floods in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul released Tuesday, 177 people had perished while 37 others were still unaccounted for. Agencia Brasil also said some 10,000 people were still in shelters as Civil Defense authorities issued a new heavy rain alert after at least 19 municipalities were damaged by new floods this past weekend.

  • Wednesday, June 19th 2024 - 09:44 UTC

    Honduras following in on El Salvador's example of tackling crime

    Xiomara Castro has already decreed a state of partial emergency that achieved very little in curbing violence

    Honduran President Xiomara Castro has undertaken a series of security reforms collectively known as the Solution Plan against Crime somehow resembling those of neighboring El Salvador under Nayib Bukele, it was reported in Tegucigalpa.

  • Wednesday, June 19th 2024 - 09:41 UTC

    Uruguay takes delivery of South Korean-built patrol boat

    The ROU 10 Huracán is to be ferried to Montevideo aboard a merchant ship

    During a ceremony earlier this week at the South Korean Jinhae Naval Base, Uruguay's Navy took delivery of the Chamsuri class ROU 10 Huracán patrol vessel donated by the hosting country. The handover resulted from negotiations undertaken last year by then-Defense Minister Javier García to strengthen the South American country's capabilities to participate in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations as the main focus. South Korea has recently transferred other units to the Navies of Peru and Colombia.

  • Wednesday, June 19th 2024 - 07:05 UTC

    “We want to be us, a free people, practicing self-determination in a democratic country”, Falklands MLA Short

    Address to the United Nations Special Committee on the situation with regard to the implementation of the declaration on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples. Also known as the Committee or C24, 18 June 2024. Petition by MLA Gavin Short, member of the Falkland Islands elected Legislative Assembly.